FDA delays menu labeling rule
The Food and Drug Administration is pushing back the deadline in implementing menu labeling regulations.
The FDA submitted an interim final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Thursday that signals a delay in the agency’s final menu labeling rule, set to take effect on May 5, according to a release issued by The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS).
The move comes after NACS and the National Grocers Association formally requested that the FDA intervene prior to the deadline.
The impending regulation had been headed toward next week’s scheduled launch since Nov. 25, 2014,